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by Captain Ned
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 203
Views: 7904

Re: NFL 2018

superjawes wrote:
Miami have the more recent one (legends say Patriots fans are still sitting in shock)

I just love it when the Patriots lose like that. The groans in the office are enough to sweeten the pain of my Steelers playing down to bad opponents.
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 203
Views: 7904

Re: NFL 2018

And this is where this particular argument will end.

RIght?
by Captain Ned
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1260
Views: 131654

Re: Winter weather

just brew it! wrote:
I totaled a vehicle about 4 years ago. Hit a stretch of black ice on what appeared to be clean, dry pavement. Zero ability to steer or brake + obstacle ahead = you are about to have a very bad day...

Yeah, it's usually a bad day when Sir Issac demands the wheel.
by Captain Ned
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Remote access to an outbuilding
Replies: 31
Views: 881

Re: Remote access to an outbuilding

SecretSquirrel wrote:
All that to say, stringing an ethernet cable along an AC power line is not a good idea.

Oh, Henry!
by Captain Ned
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
RMAing the entire device was a non-starter, as it weighed a couple hundred pounds and was semi-permanently attached to something else which weighed several tons.

Like an A-10??
by Captain Ned
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, aged cheddar is wonderful, but those blues step into the holy crap is this actually cheese territory. Be careful though if you use them, they can overpower virtually anything else really easily, but boy are the delicious sometimes. Époisses de Bourgogne. A cheese so stinky that FRANCE bans it...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged Dreaded Ding Ding
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged Dreaded Ding Ding

Says the spec is 200mV but service tech omitted to say how this applies to the guy at the service desk. I suppose this is the maximum allowable drop over the distance? Guess I should measure the voltage across the battery terminals and then do the same measurement across the terminals at the car co...
by Captain Ned
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: SpaceX - first booster to launch 3 times sticks its landing
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: SpaceX - first booster to launch 3 times sticks its landing

End User wrote:
Next launch is tomorrow. It was to have been today but there was moldy cheese that had to be dealt withl

Clearly not a launch by ArianeSpace.
by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Formula One 2019

From Martin Brundle's ITV project to drive a F1 car from each decade ('50s-'00s).

https://youtu.be/daUJc70CjhA
by Captain Ned
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Formula One 2019

Put 20 of these on the grid. Then it will really be the Driver's Championship.

Image
by Captain Ned
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 104609

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Putting tire chains on a lawn tractor is a whole lot easier when you jack the back end off the ground and drape the chain as the tire freewheels. Next up is the weight bar, which will require some "shadetree engineering" as the link pins supplied with it don't fit the threaded holes in the...
by Captain Ned
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4069
Views: 576192

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Danish Symphony Orchestra plays Ennio Morricone. Yeah, that one. Check out the hanging effigy.

Every time I hear this, I cannot help but also hear a Pink Floyd piece that they, in later days, disavowed.
by Captain Ned
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 3275

Re: College Football 2018

And they're drying Bryant-Denny Field with helicopters before tonight's Iron Bowl.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/st ... dium-field
by Captain Ned
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4069
Views: 576192

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Just how does bluegrass make it to a nation where death metal is uplifting?

Simon & Garfunkel meet prog rock: Yes - America
by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?
Replies: 29
Views: 1415

Re: How to remove a heatsink secured with over-torqued screws?

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Probably akin to the difference of static friction and kinetic friction. You can cause something to start rotating by pulsing fast and slow movements.

https://youtu.be/nN5lIEcbXpM
by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 118
Views: 5339

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

I have cropped screen captures of both the graph and numbers blocks. But I'm still looking for a place to host them. Google drive doesn't like my dial-up wanna be internet connection, so I don't even know if they host linked images. I will try it again the next time I borrow my cousin's dsl before ...
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 203
Views: 7904

Re: NFL 2018

The Butt Fumbler is now the backup QB for the 'Skins.
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams
Replies: 23
Views: 1474

Re: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams

I've been getting text messages wanting me to claim x amount of bitcoin in exchange for certain details. Had one yesterday show up while I was at work. I've long wondered (day job) when the age-old 419 scam would move to dangling Bitcoins in front of people. I need wonder no longer. Betcha the webl...
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4069
Views: 576192

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy’s Mom

Some of the gazillion comments on that vid are hysterical.

EDIT: Pine Mountain Bluegrass - Don't Stop Believin'.
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Gill's Delicatessen. Better bring cash.
by Captain Ned
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Hey, in a day where Swiss Colony (yes, that purveyor of gross catalog cheese and "meat" products) owns the Montgomery Ward trademark and still sells it online ... Hey, no need for the scare quotes! I'm fairly certain there were traces of actual meat in those sausages... Hmm, is there a &q...
by Captain Ned
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I guess as long as people remember the name, whoever owns the rights can keep trying to extract some value out of it. Gotta wonder how many times Sears will be zombi’fied after they finally go. Hey, in a day where Swiss Colony (yes, that purveyor of gross catalog cheese and "meat" product...
by Captain Ned
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4069
Views: 576192

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Steve Hackett (Genesis) was doing it before him, but Hackett wasn't nearly the showman that EVH was, and kept to the background for the most part (Genesis was really Peter Gabriel's band back then). Hackett was long gone by the time Genesis' commercial popularity peaked with Collins as the nominal ...
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

In other news, the pod bay doors will forever remain closed.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46178930
by Captain Ned
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Damn, running the world on 20 watts. That's some efficiency right there.
by Captain Ned
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Comcast AP and WiFi calling
Replies: 49
Views: 1733

Re: Comcast AP and WiFi calling

DancinJack wrote:
ludi wrote:
TEST & MEASUREMENT

SOLDERING

(things we dare not describe)

SSD

2.5" HDD

This is all I saw.

Where's the fun in knowing where it all is instead of just rummaging through 6-7 unmarked postal bins full of accumulated cruft?
by Captain Ned
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Replacing PC audio setup
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Replacing PC audio setup

Sub-$100 really makes this difficult.
by Captain Ned
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3860
Views: 152998

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

The Egg wrote:
I might be exaggerating a bit, but try to find any new variety of microwave dinner, granola bar, or many things in the chips isle.

Try a store other than Whole Foods. [/s]